“THE FESTIVE SEASON AT SONEVA is where every day holds the promise of new activities to inspire our guests and rare moments of perfect contentment … sunset cruises, wine tastings, gourmet pleasures, astronomy lessons, cocktail parties and traditional Christmas dinners, said Sonu Shivdasani, founder and CEO of Soneva, talking about celebrating Christmas and New Year at Soneva Kiri.
“The highlight at both resorts ( Soneva Kiri in Thailand and Soneva Fushi in The Maldives) is the New Year’s Eve gourmet journey that takes guests on a journey via numerous culinary and entertainment stations through the islands, which we plan almost one year in advance.”
Everything starts on Christmas Eve at The Beach at 6.30 p.m. for pre-dinner drinks and yuletide classics and carol-singing by children from Klong Jao School, Koh Hood.
The Christmas Eve dinner, served from 7.30 to 10 p.m., at Benz for an intimate Thai family style meal or a European-style Christmas Eve set dinner at The View.
On Christmas Day, there will be will be a Christmas Brunch that includes traditional Christmas dishes or a variety of Thai gourmet classics at the Barefoot Festive Feast ,
Between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, there’s a wide range of activities to keep everyone in your group active and busy. Kite making, for example. It’s a treasured tradition in Thailand, and guests are invited to construct and fly kites made of organic bamboo under the expert tutelage of Khun Weera, the visiting ‘Bamboo Guru’.
There’s also snorkelling at Koh Rang National Marine Park or kayaking along the scenic Yai Ki River.
At night, stargaze with the award-wining astronomer Prof. Massimo Tarenghi from Soneva Kiri’s state of the art observatory, and learn all about the stars and planets in the unpolluted skies above Koh Kood. There’s also Six Senses Spa as well as yoga and exercises to keep you in shape between feasting. Put on your Party hat as Soneva Kiri will offer a memorable New Year’s Eve celebration, with an evening of food, wine, adventure and entertainment that will span the breadth and depth of the resort.
Guests will be taken on a five-stop culinary journey through the elements and the continents, at every twist and turn enjoying another unexpected sensory treat.
The evening will climax in a spectacular event at the beach with a guest DJ and laser show accompanying guests into the early hours of 2016.